The Anarchist Cookbook

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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is ...
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Overview

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows. The section on explosives and booby traps ranges from TNT to whistle traps. One hundred and eleven drawings supplement the recipes. "This book is for anarchists," says William Powell, "Those who feel able to discipline themselves on all the subjects from drugs, to weapons, to explosives) that are currently illegal in this country." Techniques, disciplines, precautions, and warnings pervade what may be the most disquieting "how-to" book of contemporary times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974458908
  • Publisher: Ozark Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 39,575
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Anarchy? i think not.

    This is an excellent book if you are interested in blowing stuff up and possibly getting yourself killed, but don't think for a second that this is what anarchy is really about. I enjoy blowing stuff up as much as the next guy, a love everyone who has ever been a teenage boy can understand, but that is completely separate from anarchy. No true anarchist i know would condone the actions in this book if they are used against people, maybe blowing up barbie dolls in an open field somewhere for fun, but never for malicious intent. be warned, if you try almost any of the things described in the book, you stand a real chance of killing yourself or getting yourself arrested. Overall, it's worth reading, but use your head people

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2007

    Anarchist Idiots

    I think it is stupid to believe in anarchy. The book is simply a record of things used by people whom feel neglected by the government. ANARCHY WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!! I do not believe in Anarchy because it will never take over the majority. There will always be more people willing to fight for the government than against. GIVE IT UP!! Call me a pussy if you like but you will never achieve anything here... you dont like it move out. It would cost alot less to buy your own island and rule yourself than try and take over the American government. I want change too. It can be changed too! Vote, go to college, run for office, bring your own ideas... dont take away government because if you take away government sure you would be free... but stronger individuals would ruin weaker ones.

    6 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2005

    forget the 5 star reviews from 14 year olds.

    The recipes for explosives are both inaccurate and lack the proper steps required to safely produce high explosive. Example, it has dozens of chemicals that can be used to make black powder, but it doesn't mention the steps required to mix them, or the power/stability of each recipe, and may require hard to get chemicals that could be made to make even better explosives. I'm a marine Demo expert, I know what I'm talking about.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    great book

    it is not a matter of 'rep-ing' anarchy nor saying anarchy will work. whats important about is its culturaland polical statements its less about bombs and more abou personal freedom and rights

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2008

    Good information

    This book does not promote anyone to do anything illegal. Very well written material. I think this is the sort of book that everyone should read. It explains how all things are done. This may help to understand how other societies do things and may protect you in some aspects.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2007

    its a great book..duh..posers..

    I know what people are going to say. There going to say,'Anarchy has nothing to do with the total annihilation of things..blah blah blah(long description of Anarchy).' But I say, if you truly want Anarchy, you can't do it in some peacefully/hippy way. No, if you're a true Anarchist, you know you need to play dirty to make your dream happen. You need these things for it to happen. Hence the title, 'The Anarchist Cookbook'. If you want to use this for education purposes fine. If you want to do more, thats fine too. But if you're a little kid that thinks this is to blow things up, just go play with something else. Its not for you. So :P

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2006

    Presents horrible representation

    If you have the middle school boy perception of anarchism and love it or hate it because of that perception, then PLEASE read some actual educational and insightful literature other than this crap. This book does not represent anarchism or anarchists at all. Anyone truly educated on the subject would know how much of a sham this book really is.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2006

    Anarchy doesn't and can't exist.

    First of all I would like to say that true anarchy is impossible to achieve, even if it was it would only be a matter of hours before some manner of organization or government came about. However, I did enjoy this book because its content was somewhat interesting and would recommend it to anyone who isn¿t an idiot and is capable of realizing that this information doesn¿t show the complete steps for any of these things and unless you know what your doing shouldn¿t be tried at home.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    I like this book

    This is one of the best books i have ever read. I don't see how it provokes violence because its just a book. It isn't a book thats bad, it's the person that gets bad thoughts that are violent.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    Anarchism...A substep to the book

    Many people see anarchy tags and think death. That has nothing to do with anything. Dont'read the Friggin book if you have no sense in research. Read the book. Word for Word.I am a 14 yr old anarchist. Read the book, intresting and everything.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2004

    Anarchist Cookbook for the benefit of society.

    I have heard of this book mainly being used for the destruction of society. I am posting this review to help look at the BENEFITS of this book. Many criminologists have used this book to help them in their work. It may help identify home-made drugs, bombs, and other 'recipes' taught from this book. If nothing else, it may be preventive help. IE: If someone is caught stocking up on ingredients for these recipes. I myself have thought of going to school for a career in the feild of criminal psychology, or crime scene investigation, and I feel this book could come into some use in the future for the benfit of society rather than the fall of modern laws.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Armchair Revolution: 1. Make some friends 2. Take them all to th

    Armchair Revolution:
    1. Make some friends
    2. Take them all to the voting booth and elect your own crook.
    3. Profit

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Educating but not to be takin seriously

    Not to shabby

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2008

    don't agree, don't ban

    I don't agree with anything in this book, but banning books is not the answer. You have to fight the problem beneath - why would someone WANT to do anything described in this book?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

    Dangerous for user

    Not only does this book encourage illegal acts like bombings and the conversion of legal firearms into illegal firearms, but the recipes for explosives have been known to be dangerous to those who make them. This book has only been responsible for evil, never for good.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    I read some of what is in this book and don't exactly believe the title gives much to what the book actually is. This isn't for anarchist as much as it is for nihilist. Most true anarchist aren't all about total and complete destruction as much as they are for the idea and actual pursuit of happiness without a corporal hand in the game. This book is 'ok' for some of what it generalizes on but when it comes to anarchy there isn't anything useful in it. buy it if you want to learn to be a criminal and have an idea on what a bomb is made of. But if you want to be an anarchist read something else and think about your own ideals first.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2006

    really?

    It's peculiar how not one of you alleged 'anarchists' has mentioned the fact that this book is ironically criticized by many prominent anarchists (chomsky of course). I've never read it, but from what i hear the book is a joke. if you would like to truly excevate anarchism read some chomsky or bakunin or de Cleyre. if you wanna blow stuff up buy the anarchist cookbook.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2006

    a 12 year old anarchist

    this book is awesome but the marine guy is right the book dosent give very good steps or the chemicals are hard to get/anarchy isnt about death n dustruction its rising up to create a world with peace, freedom n no goverment/fite the power

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2004

    Rayne, Anarchist

    this is a very good book its inspiring and yes the ingredients are very hard to find but their out there. i recommend this book for anarchist although authority figures can use it against you as well.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004

    awsome

    i have read the downloadable version and i think that this book is one of the coolest books i have read the only problem was where to get most the ingreadiants were kind of hard

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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